Chocolate and mushrooms are two of the world’s most beloved foods. The combination has left an indelible impression on civilizations past, and today’s creative connoisseurs and shroom enthusiasts are blending the best of both worlds to create a new wave of mushroom-infused chocolate bars.
Mushroom hot chocolate is a popular functional dessert that incorporates adaptogenic mushrooms such as lion’s mane, reishi and cordyceps to boost immune function, reduce inflammation, improve focus, elevate mental health, promote healthy sleep patterns and increase stamina. In the psychedelic category, there are bars crafted with psilocybin, the hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms and other psychoactive fungi.
The most exciting thing about mushroom chocolate bars is that they allow users to take in microdoses of psilocybin, giving them the ability to experience the full effects of the psychedelic compound without overdosing on a single dose. This makes them an ideal way to experiment with mushrooms and their various medicinal properties, and can be a great tool for those trying to navigate the legalities of mushroom consumption.
Using a patented process, STEM chocolate engineers the perfect mix of cacao and psilocybin that results in a deliciously rich chocolate bar with a high-quality psilocybin content. “The fat particles in cacao make it easier to absorb the psilocybin, which then binds with serotonin receptors and activates a process called neurogenesis that stimulates new brain cells,” states STEM Co-Founder Nicole Carline.
She points to the recent legalization of psilocybin in Canada as a positive development that has allowed her and other psilocybin artisans to operate within a gray area where the law doesn’t prohibit it. She says her company has taken advantage of this by creating a line of psilocybin-infused edibles that can be purchased in the form of individual chocolate bars or in larger-than-life boxes.
The psilocybin-infused chocolate bars are the newest and most effective way for psychedelic cannabis enthusiasts to experience the full effects of the drug. While this is a trend that’s been around for a while, it’s getting more attention lately as psychedelic chocolate bars become increasingly popular among mycophiles looking to add the wonders of mushrooms to their everyday routine.mushroom chocolate bars